Change at the top at Quartet Community Foundation as CEO Sue Turner leaves

September 17, 2020
Change at the top at Quartet Community Foundation as CEO Sue Turner leaves

Quartet, the community foundation covering Bath and the West of England, has appointed its philanthropy director Ronnie Brown as interim CEO following the departure of Sue Turner. Sue, pictured, who has led the organisation for more than five years – a period in which she helped  more than double its endowment to £50m – has...

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Experienced business growth consultant joins Bath acceleration hub as entrepreneur-in-residence

September 16, 2020
Experienced business growth consultant joins Bath acceleration hub as entrepreneur-in-residence

The Advanced Engineering Business Acceleration Hub has appointed Sean Devane as entrepreneur-in-residence based at Bath’s world-leading SETsquared business incubator. The role was previously held by Brian Prescott, who earlier this year took over as centre director at the University of Bath’s SETsquared Innovation Centre.  The Advanced Engineering Business Acceleration Hub (AEBAH) is a three-year...

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Scheme launched to help firms tackle issue of mental health at work as Covid-19 crisis takes its toll

September 16, 2020
Scheme launched to help firms tackle issue of mental health at work as Covid-19 crisis takes its toll

A support programme to assist Bath area firms in responding to mental health concerns in the workplace, particularly those arising from Covid-19, has been launched. The West of England Combined Authority (WECA) is investing in the two-year Thrive at Work West of England programme, which aims to address key mental health issues affecting businesses’...

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Future’s new non-exec director to bring experience of platform-based businesses to group

September 16, 2020
Future’s new non-exec director to bring experience of platform-based businesses to group

The former chief operating officer of Trainline, the digital rail and coach ticketing platform, has joined the board of Bath-based global media group Future as an independent non-executive director. Mark Brooker, whose appointment takes with effect from October 1, has extensive experience of executive and non-executive roles at platform-based businesses.  He is currently a...

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Curo’s affordable, low-carbon homes scheme championed by Bristol’s mayor

September 16, 2020
Curo’s affordable, low-carbon homes scheme championed by Bristol’s mayor

Bath-based housing association Curo has been praised by the Mayor of Bristol for “putting residents and the environment first” in its new affordable homes scheme in the city. Curo has struck a deal with Bristol specialist social housing developer Autograph Partnerships to provide 32 affordable homes in the Old Market district, close to the...

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Associate solicitor appointment strengthens Royds Withy King’s private client team

September 16, 2020
Associate solicitor appointment strengthens Royds Withy King’s private client team

Bath-headquartered law firm Royds Withy King has appointed Amish Patel as an associate solicitor in its private client team. Amish, pictured, has specialised in a broad range of private client work since qualifying as a solicitor just over four years ago.  Based in Royds Withy King’s London office, he advises on Wills and trusts,...

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